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January 10, 2020

Marion A. Fulginiti, of Cherry Hill, age 95

Cherry Hill – Surrounded, cared and loved by her devoted family, (nee Lomanno) Age 95 on January 2, 2020. Loving wife of 54 years to the late Joseph Fulginiti. Cherished mother of Anthony (Deborah) Fulginiti, Linda (James) Elias, Diane (Pete) Bellerjeau and Marion (Chuck) Billingham. Beloved grandmother of Carolyn Fulginiti, Joseph Fulginiti, Lynn Elias, Joanna (Dan) Quaintance, Jamie Laspata, Chuckie (Jessica) Billingham, Michael Billingham (girlfriend Jennifer). Loving great-grandmother of Angelina, Frankie, Grayson and Colton. Dear Sister of Rita Gabrieli (Frank). Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Marion was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She was a 1941... Read more →

Murphy Signs Bill That Bans Shark Fins

Yesterday, Murphy signed S2905 (Singleton), which prohibits certain possession, sale, trade, distribution, or offering for sale of shark fins. “The shark population has been decimated. This legislation will go a long way toward helping protect them in New Jersey. Shark finning has led to the overfishing and overexploitation of shark species. Since shark fin soup is a delicacy, the fins are sold at high prices resulting in tens of millions of sharks being killed every year. This has led to a dramatic decrease in the shark population with some species like the smooth hammerhead dropping a staggering 99% since 1972. When... Read more →

Grace Mary Schiavone (nee Sorace) of Aiken, SC, formerly of Bellmawr NJ, age 91

Grace Mary Schiavone (nee Sorace), born in Philadelphia, PA on August 24, 1929, passed away January 8, 2020. Currently an Aiken (South Carolina) resident and formerly of Bellmawr, NJ. She was predeceased by Parents Isadore and Mary Sorace, Brothers Charles and Benjamin Sorace, Sister Frances Gagliardi, Husband and Father of her Children, Albert Charles Schiavo, second Husband Peter Schiavone and Son Albert Schiavo. She is survived by her 6 Children - Daughter Janet DePrince (Frank), Son Robert Schiavo (Chris), Daughter Marie McFadden (Michael), Daughters Eleanor Togneri and Florence Schiavo, Son Anthony Schiavo, Grandsons Albert Schiavo and Evan Andrews, brother Salvatore Sorace,... Read more →

PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety

Editor's Note: Former Gloucester City Police Office John Driscoll shares his personal thoughts below about his battle with PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety. He included some suggestions on what he did to cope with these common problems. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD can happen to anyone. It is not a sign of weakness. A number of factors can increase the chance that someone will develop PTSD, many of which are not under that person's control. For example, if you were directly exposed to trauma or are injured, you are more likely to develop PTSD. ***** (Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 10, 2020)--My... Read more →

Edgewater Park Man Indicted for Killing his Mother in her Home

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 53-year-old man has been indicted for killing his mother inside of her residence at the Courtyard Apartments in Edgewater Park last year. Brian Templeton (photo) was indicted by a grand jury on charges of Murder (First Degree), Desecration of Human Remains (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned yesterday and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. Templeton is currently detained at the Burlington County Jail. The investigation began on... Read more →

Monroe County Man Guilty Of Heroin Trafficking

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Akbar Muhammad, age 42, who resided in New York City and East Stroudsburg, pleaded guilty on January 7, 2019, before Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley, to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Muhammad admitted to participating in the conspiracy during 2015 through early 2019. Muhammad admitted that he agreed with others to obtain heroin from suppliers in New Jersey and New York, and distribute the drug to associates... Read more →

NJ's GDP Growth Jumps in Third Quarter

New Jersey's real GDP growth made a major turnaround in the third quarter of 2019, expanding 2.3% from Q2, according to data released this morning by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). According to NJBIA Director of Economic Policy Research Nicole Sandelier, New Jersey's growth rate led the region in Q3 after falling behind the area's seven states over the first half of 2019. However, New Jersey's average growth of 1.6% in the first three quarters of 2019 is less than the national average of 2.4% for the first three quarters of 2019. See NJBIA's updated infographic here. New Jersey's... Read more →

Camden Resident Charged with Fatal November Shooting

CAMDEN CITY NJ (January 10, 2020)-Wednesday, January 8, 2020, Jamil Beatty, 30, of Camden City, NJ, was charged in connection with the fatal shooting of William McWhorter. Beatty was charged with first-degree Murder, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki. On November 29, 2019, the Camden County Police Department responded to reports of a man who appeared to have been shot on the 700 block of Tulip Street at approximately 3:27 p.m. When officers arrived, they located the victim, William McWhorter, 46, of Philadelphia, lying on the ground suffering from an apparent... Read more →


Another throng of anti-vax protestors descended of Trenton yesterday, though some defended their stance as pro-"parental choice." A few weeks ago, after a similar demonstration, the noise seemingly stalled a bill that would end religious exemptions from the state-mandated requirement to vaccinate children who go to school outside of the home. Not so this time. "In a surprise, last-minute move," Susan Livio and Brent Johnson write, Democrats in the state Senate "cut a deal to make a series of amendments to the legislation to convince a Republican state Sen. Declan O’Scanlon to become the last vote needed for it to pass."... Read more →

EPA at 50: Progress for a Stronger Future

WASHINGTON (January 06, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its 50th anniversary theme, “EPA at 50: Progress for a Stronger Future.” “For fifty years, EPA employees and our many partners have worked together to fulfill the agency’s mission to protect human health and the environment. Today, Americans enjoy cleaner land, air and water than ever before,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “I look forward to celebrating the agency’s accomplishments throughout the year, and I hope that we can inspire the next generation of environmental leaders to continue building on our progress for the next 50 years.” Throughout... Read more →

Randolph Inspection Station Temporarily Closed January 13

(TRENTON) – The Randolph Inspection Station will be temporarily closed on Monday, January 13, 2020, due to construction work being performed at the site. The station is expected to reopen the following day on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, but please check the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) website, njmvc.gov, before heading to the Randolph station on Tuesday. Alternative inspection stations that will be operational on Monday, January 13, 2020, include: Washington 114 Route 31 North (Enter on Pershing Avenue) Washington, NJ 07882 Newton 90 Moran St. Newton, NJ 07860 Wayne 481 Route 46 West Wayne, New Jersey 07470 The MVC reminds customers... Read more →

National Inventors Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Inductees at CES

Honorees’ Contributions to Society Are Centerpiece of May Event LAS VEGAS — Jan. 7, 2020 — Twenty-two innovation pioneers were announced today as the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) 2020 class of Inductees on stage at CES®. These innovators, whose landmark inventions range from the hard hat to the sports bra, will be celebrated as the newest class of Inductees during the NIHF Induction Ceremony. In partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), NIHF will honor these Inductees in Washington, D.C. on May 6-7 at one of the innovation industry’s most highly anticipated events — “The Greatest... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Cameron Bunn Named to Dean's List at Plymouth State University PLYMOUTH, NH (01/08/2020)-- Cameron Bunn of East Melbourne, VIC, has been named to the Plymouth State University Dean's List for the Fall 2019 semester. To be named to the Dean's List, a student must achieve a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.69 during the Fall 2019 semester and must have attempted at least 12 credit hours during the semester. Bunn is a Finance major at Plymouth State. About Plymouth State University Established in 1871, Plymouth State University serves the state of New Hampshire and the world beyond by transforming our... Read more →

Two Men Involved in Camden City Drug Trafficking Ring Plead Guilty

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – Two members of a drug-trafficking organization today admitted their roles in distributing significant amounts of illegal drugs in Camden, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jameel Byng, 26, and Kaliel Johnson, 27, both of Camden, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to their roles in a conspiracy based on the 500 block of Pine Street in Camden and responsible for selling heroin, crack cocaine and cocaine. Byng pleaded guilty to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and powder cocaine.... Read more →

NJ Students Named to Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania

YORK, PA (01/08/2020)-- Over 1500 students were named to the Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. Emma Boeckle of Monroeville, NJ (08343) Zachary Campo of Woodbury, NJ (08096) Victoria Cox of Vineland, NJ (08360) Ryan DelaCruz of Woodlynne, NJ (08107) Amber-Lynn Deveney of Grenloch, NJ (08032) Anthony Digneo of Cherry Hill, NJ (08002) Rhyan Elwell of Pennsville, NJ (08070) Timothy Griffith of Pennsville, NJ (08070) Nicole Hanson of National Park, NJ (08063) Alexandra... Read more →

Paterson Police Sergeant Arrested for Conspiracy Charges and Filing a False Police Report

NEWARK, N.J. – A sergeant with the Paterson Police Department was arrested today and charged with conspiring to violate the civil rights of an individual in Paterson and with falsifying a corresponding police report, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Police Officer Michael Cheff, 49, of Paterson, was arrested by the FBI this morning and charged by complaint with conspiring to deprive an individual of civil rights under color of law and with falsifying a police report. Cheff is scheduled to have his initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leda Dunn Wettre in Newark federal court. According to documents filed... Read more →

Gloucester Township Introduces Recycle Coach App

Gloucester Township, NJ – Gloucester Township is excited to introduce Recycle Coach, a user- friendly application designed to provide residents with important recycling information customized to their specific address. The app features a personalized garbage and recycling calendar, a database that explains what is and is NOT recyclable, as well as local disposal information for thousands of household items. “As a community that is committed to recycling and sustainability, I am thrilled to announce that we now provide a resource that helps our residents recycle smarter,” says Mayor David R. Mayer. “Citizens are often unsure of exactly what can and cannot... Read more →

New Jersey and Pennsylvania continue to dominate the sports betting market

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 9, 2020)--A year and a half ago, the US Senate decided to legalize online sports betting at a national level. It was a decision that shook the global betting industry - the world's largest market had just opened the floodgates... or so it seemed. What followed has been a protracted, confusing state-by-state process that has left all of US' states at different stages of the legalization process. The federal setup in the US has led to a patchwork effect across the country with each state deciding on whether or not to allow sports betting as well as setting their unique... Read more →

Two North Jersey Residents Sentenced To Prison For Phony Debt Elimination Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Two New Jersey men were today sentenced to prison terms for their respective roles in using phony monetary instruments to obtain luxury vehicles and other high value items; one of the defendants was additionally convicted of bankruptcy fraud, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Germaine Howard King, a/k/a “Germaine Howard,” 47, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sentenced to 70 months in prison, and Daniel D. Dxrams, currently known as “Daniel Kusi,” formerly known as “Danny D. Dxrams,” 41, of Maplewood, New Jersey, was sentenced to 57 months in prison. U.S. District Judge John Michael Vasquez imposed the sentences today... Read more →